SHALDON SINGERS is a charity with a Registered Charity Number of 1164387
The Shaldon Singers is a choir of about 60 singers. We give two concerts a year, in December and May. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7.15 to 9 p.m. at St Peter’s Church in Shaldon (see map below).
If you are interested in joining the Shaldon Singers, please contact Ann Pardoe (01626 873709) for information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no audition. An ability to read music is an advantage, but more important are enthusiasm and a commitment to attend rehearsals.
Begins on Thursday 6 January. We will be rehearsing Messa di Gloria by Puccini, and Schubert's Mass in G for our concert on 21 May.
We returned to performing live on 4 December at St Peter’s Church. For Tim Crompton, the concert was his first since taking over as MD in April 2020. Andrew Millington provided excellent organ and piano accompaniment.
Despite the cold, an appreciative audience turned out for a varied programme: Handel, Vivaldi, Howard Goodall and John Rutter, along with a selection of Christmas carols. Readings were presented by choir members Vivienne Thorn and Richard King, and there were two brilliant organ solos from Andrew Millington.
Robert Meadows from Devon Freewheelers gave a short introduction to the work of the charity – a voluntary courier service providing out of hours emergency deliveries for Devon hospitals, also known as Blood Bikes. The retiring collection in aid of the Freewheelers raised £360. Many thanks to all in the audience for their generosity.
You can read our Summer 2021 Newsletter by using the link below, and also our Covid-19 risk assessment, setting out our plans for singing together safely.
Our Zoom sessions, which began in April 2020, continued until 24 June 2021. and we have enjoyed singing a wide variety of music, including Faure's Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine. Our Christmas evening on Zoom of favourite carols and readings was enjoyed by singers and around 25 friends and family members. The concert was dedicated to the memory of Ro Rickett. This was followed by Haydn's Creation, with a performance of the work on Zoom on 6 May.
We have also made a recording of ourselves singing the Mozart Ave Verum Corpus. You can listen to the finished recording below.
If you would like to make a donation to help with choir funds, we would be very grateful. You can do so through the Charities Aid Foundation using the Donate button below.